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News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World & Nation Editor

March 23, 2018

Russia Vladimir Putin was re-elected the president of Russia on Sunday, March 18. Putin has been embroiled in controversy over the outcome of the election, as he has regularly been accused of targeting potential political opponents. U.S. President Donald Trump has received a great deal of backlash...

Number of shootings in US sees jump

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

Just this year, at least 14 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. By March 8, this totaled to an average of 1.5 shootings per week according to CNN. Compared to other developed countries, the U.S. has an unusually high rate of gun violence. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

March 16, 2018

South Korea On Friday night, March 10, the Winter Paralympics opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games are the largest Paralympics ever held to date, and the atmosphere of the opening ceremony was said to be more cheery than in the past. At the 2014 Paralympics, for example, Ukraine sent onl...

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

“When you’re an immigrant, ‘I want to be a writer’ is not something you tell your parents who basically gave up everything to come here,” said Reza Aslan, author and religious studies scholar, to a laughing audience. “I told my mom what I wanted to do with my life was write, and she said,...

Every Campus a Refuge recommended by UN

Every Campus a Refuge recommended by UN

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

January 26, 2018

Every Campus a Refuge was represented and recognized by the United Nations at the U.N. Together Campaign Summit in New York on Jan. 9. The event sought to promote refugee resettlement efforts and the alleviation of problems that refugees face, specifically in a college setting. 10 colleges and universities,...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World & Nation Editor

January 26, 2018

Turkey Turkey will be extending its current military campaign in Syria to the Kurdish controlled state of Manbij, according to The Guardian. The plan was announced on Wednesday, Jan. 24 by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. As of Jan. 24, Turkey’s ongoing military operations have displaced a...

Winter storm sparks discussions

Winter storm sparks discussions

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

On Jan. 3, a winter storm hit the East Coast of the United States, bringing snow and winds from Maine to parts of Florida. New England areas received nearly a foot of snow, Boston’s streets were flooded from a high tide and iguanas across Florida fell from trees because of the cold. The storm was c...

Two students share insight

Two students share insight

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

17-year-olds Nour Shaker and Kaskile Rashidi first set foot in the United States in November of 2016. “When I come to America, I didn’t know any word in English,” said Rashidi. “So when I came here, I was surprised, and I was scared.” To overcome the language barrier in the U.S., Rashidi,...